Tasting notes: The nose is richly flavored with notes of crushed raspberry, blackberry and cherry. On the palate, it is dense with dark, red fruit supported by a hint of vanilla and toasted wood. The perfect wine to enjoy while eating any game meat or lamb. Madiran is a village in the gently rolling countryside of Gascony, in the far south-west of France. The area is famous for its indulgent gastronomy and rich, concentrated, tannic Madiran wines. Gascon culinary specialties include duck confit and cassoulet – rich, gamey foods that demand a wine match of serious character and structure. Fortunately, Gascony is also the home of Tannat, a grape variety strong in structure, color, acidity and (as implied by its name) tannins--and some of the longest living folks in the world!